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19 Secret Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed… Almost Nobody Knows About #17.

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#8. The Kawasan Falls in Badian, Cebu, Philippines. - 19 Secret Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed… Almost Nobody Knows About #17.

There are a lot of really beautiful places in the world, but I think it's fair to say that not all beautiful places are created equal. In fact, some of the most beautiful places it in the world are lesser known and lesser talked about. Here, we've put together a list of 19 incredibly gorgeous spots in the world, most of which are off the beaten path. Which one of these would you like to get lost in during your next vacation?

#1. A 12th century fortress in Normandy, France.

Invaders from England, France, or wherever else aren't going to get past this fairytale bastion - Rapunzel not included.
#1. A 12th century fortress in Normandy, France. - 19 Secret Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed… Almost Nobody Knows About #17.
Photo: universoempoemas.blogspot


#2. A field of flowers in Holland.

Don't let the postcard view fool you. In the Netherlands, growing and exporting flowers is a huge business that pulls in billions a year.
#2. A field of flowers in Holland. - 19 Secret Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed… Almost Nobody Knows About #17.
Photo: allinphoto

#3. A tree with insane roots in Costa Rica.

Reports of hobbits have not been verified, but this tree in Costa Rica looks like it could house a solid dozen.
#3. A tree with insane roots in Costa Rica. - 19 Secret Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed… Almost Nobody Knows About #17.
Photo: munkkiklubi.blogspot

#4. The Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona.

The Colorado River is hundreds of miles long, but in Arizona it takes a leisurely detour to carve out this spectacular formation.
#4. The Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona. - 19 Secret Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed… Almost Nobody Knows About #17.
Photo: Willie Huang

#5. Vertical stairs at Machu Picchu in Peru.

Nobody is entirely sure why the ancient Incas decided to build a huge temple complex at the top of nearly vertical mountain peaks, but they must have been incredibly confident people with strong calves.
#5. Vertical stairs at Machu Picchu in Peru. - 19 Secret Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed… Almost Nobody Knows About #17.
Photo: persbaglio.wordpress

#6. Iguazu Waterfalls in Brazil and Argentina.

Brazil and Argentina both get to boast views of these spectacular waterfalls, but the border region is home to an amazing amount of shady business between the two countries.
#6. Iguazu Waterfalls in Brazil and Argentina. - 19 Secret Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed… Almost Nobody Knows About #17.
Photo: dialaflight

#7. The magical Halle forest in Belgium.

Area residents are so used to trolls, centaurs, and other mythical creatures strolling out of their forest that they walk out of Hollywood fantasy movies saying "what's the big deal?"
#7. The magical Halle forest in Belgium. - 19 Secret Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed… Almost Nobody Knows About #17.
Photo: Kilian Schoenberger

#8. The Kawasan Falls in Badian, Cebu, Philippines.

Clear waters? Check. Spectacular jungle? Check. Friendly, funny locals? Check. I already booked a ticket.
#8. The Kawasan Falls in Badian, Cebu, Philippines. - 19 Secret Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed… Almost Nobody Knows About #17.
Photo: almps.blogg

#9. Maly Semiachik in Kamchatka, Russia.

Located at the eastern end of Siberia, Kamchatka is where this region of spectacular landscapes just started getting loose and having fun. "Okay, yeah - let's put a turquoise lake on top of a volcano. Why the hell not?"
#9. Maly Semiachik in Kamchatka, Russia. - 19 Secret Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed… Almost Nobody Knows About #17.
Photo: kolejtranssyberyjska.blogspot

#10. The town of Monsanto, Portugal

Monsanto, a town built among boulders in Mt. Monsanto, Portugal, has stood the test of time since the Early Stone Age.
#10. The town of Monsanto, Portugal - 19 Secret Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed… Almost Nobody Knows About #17.
Photo: jocargali.blogspot

#11. The Canola Flower Fields in China

The grizzled canola farmers of this mountainous Chinese region don't actually care that their workaday crop just so happens to look spectacular for a few short days of every year.
#11. The Canola Flower Fields in China - 19 Secret Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed… Almost Nobody Knows About #17.
Photo: +Lanzi

#12. The treehouses of Patrick Dougherty.

This patient artist bends and braids trees into spooky sculptures.
#12. The treehouses of Patrick Dougherty. - 19 Secret Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed… Almost Nobody Knows About #17.
Photo: blog.goo

#13. The Azur Window in Malta.

This tiny and often overlooked Mediterranean country keeps a chill attitude and doesn't show off. "Yeah, we have a natural stone bridge jutting boldly into a tranquil sea, no bigs."
#13. The Azur Window in Malta. - 19 Secret Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed… Almost Nobody Knows About #17.
Photo: Timo Lehrmann

#14. The Stone Forest of Madagascar.

These limestone pinnacles dazzle visitors and are just as difficult to navigate and razor-sharp as they look. Bring Neosporin.
#14. The Stone Forest of Madagascar. - 19 Secret Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed… Almost Nobody Knows About #17.
Photo: Stephen Alvarez/ NAT GEO STOCK/ CARTERS

#15. Zhangye Danxia Landform in China.

Growing numbers of international tourists are learning about these sandstone formations, smoothed by millions of years of wind and water, and have taught locals how to say "whoa, that looks cool" in thirty languages.
#15. Zhangye Danxia Landform in China. - 19 Secret Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed… Almost Nobody Knows About #17.
Photo: unbelievableinfo.blogspot

#16. Lençóis Maranhenses, located in Brazil.

A coastal stretch of lagoons and dunes form arresting compositions of white sand and blue waters, looking like the cover of your dad's favorite 70's soft-rock record from his junior year of college, the one that has a fifteen-minute song about wizards on side 2.
#16. Lençóis Maranhenses, located in Brazil. - 19 Secret Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed… Almost Nobody Knows About #17.
Photo: Michael Anderson

#17. The Elephant Rock in Heimaey, Iceland.

Iceland is largely made up of grim gray stone cliffs and soft green moss. But even Icelanders are impressed by this scary face.
#17. The Elephant Rock in Heimaey, Iceland. - 19 Secret Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed… Almost Nobody Knows About #17.
Photo: unionvgf

#18. The Laja Falls in Chile.

South America is clearly home to a whole clutch of spectacular waterfalls, but it's rare to be able to stroll among not one, not two, not three, but four clustered together.
#18. The Laja Falls in Chile. - 19 Secret Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed… Almost Nobody Knows About #17.
Photo: Alonso Jiménez Quesada

#19. The Putra Mosque in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

This mostly Muslim country built a new capital city from scratch, complete with a manmade lake to serve as a natural cooling system, and crowned by this elaborate and contemplative place to pray.
#19. The Putra Mosque in Putrajaya, Malaysia. - 19 Secret Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed… Almost Nobody Knows About #17.
Photo: lasfotosmasalucinantes.blogspot

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